What your help enables us to do

Rebuilding and refurbishment to create patient-centred spaces designed to deliver the best care possible. Recent examples include development of the Maxwell Thorn Haematology Day Unit and refurbishment of three of the care of the elderly wards to become dementia friendly environments. Our current focus is on helping to extend the Royal Eye Unit to provide a dedicated medical retina unit which is expected to be completed in the early part of 2023.

Cutting-edge equipment to improve diagnosis and treatment, helping to ensure all our patients receive outstanding care and the best possible outcomes. Charitable monies have enabled the hospital to acquire state-of-the-art equipment for the benefit of our endoscopy, urology and ophthalmology patients.

Providing services and comforts to ease the burden on patients and their families, ensuring the care provided is as comprehensive as possible. Currently, we are supporting a specialist bereavement counselling service for women who have a suffered a still birth or death of a new born baby. Jointly with the RNIB, we are also funding the Royal Eye Unit’s Eye Clinic Liaison Officer who provides practical and emotional support to patients diagnosed with a serious eye condition.

Medical research to ensure Kingston Hospital continues to increase its participation in research studies and trials to find more effective ways to prevent, diagnose or treat disease, improving the current and future health of our patients.

Supporting the health and wellbeing of our staff as we must care for ourselves, if we are to provide the best care possible for our patients. This has been a particular focus throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as colleagues have been working under sustained and intense pressure.

The short films below, which have been produced by volunteer Ed Goldwyn, provide an opportunity to hear from colleagues about how charitable support is making a difference to their service.